UK travel list changes and what it means for Hull…

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UK travel list changes and what it means for Hull…

UK travel list changes and what it means for Hull and the East Riding
2021-06-03 19:40:00
British holidaymakers have been dealt a blow after it was confirmed that no new countries would be added to the green travel list and Portugal was moved to the amber list in the latest review of the system. Travel from the UK to just 11 countries and territories will be allowed without quarantine on return to Britain, Transport secretary Grant Shapps announced on Thursday afternoon. Meanwhile, the Transport Secretary tightened the rules on countries with high coronavirus infection rates, moving seven destinations, including Sri Lanka and Egypt from the amber to red lists. In a major blow to thousands of Brits already in the country, as well as those planning to travel, Portugal will be removed from the green list just three weeks after opening its doors. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. Passengers on a flight from the United Kingdom arrive at Faro airport when restrictions were first lifted (Image: AP) Madeira and the Azores are also moving to amber with holidaymakers in the country now facing a scramble for flights home before the new rules come into force at 4am on Tuesday. The move – as fears mount over the spread of new variants – means Brits who return after the cut-off date must isolate for up to 10 days at home and take two PCR tests. Mr Shapps told the BBC: “I want to be straight with people, it's actually a difficult decision to make, but in the end we've seen two things really which caused concern. “One is the positivity rate has nearly doubled since the last review in Portugal and the other is there's a sort of Nepal mutation of the so-called Indian variant which has been detected. “We just don't know the potential for that to be vaccine-defeating mutation and simply don't want to take the risk as we come up to June 21 and the review of the fourth stage of the unlock.” Just 11 countries and territories now remain on the green list – many of which, like Australia, currently have closed borders to British tourists anyway. People who arrive back from green list countries do not need to quarantine when they return to the UK whereas arrivals from amber countries must self-isolate at home for up to 10 days, while red list arrivals face a mandatory £1,750 hotel stay. For the latest Covid news in your area enter your postcode below Green list status is decided by a complex combination of factors, which include: Variants in the country – including how widespread and transmissible they are, and any evidence they evade a vaccine. Testing and weekly case rates per 100,000 people, and the % of tests that come back positive. If the country is safe, but has strong travel links with other countries that have a big risk from variants. How good that country is at genomic sequencing – in other words, spotting new variants. How good the overall data in the country is – in other words, if low case rates can be trusted. If you're planning a trip from East Yorkshire and Humberside then, where does this

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